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Heyrocco

Hear Heyrocco’s New Summery Single “Elsewhere”

Sometimes I get sad the 2000s are over. Alt rock saw its resurgence prime with bands like The White Stripes, The Starting Line, and The Vines. A lot of that talent came from British acts, but America had plenty of excellent contributions. It’s been a decade now since most of those bands’ hits rode the charts, but there’s a new contender in town who’s ready to give them a run for their money, and chances are we’re going to be listening to them all summer. Introducing Heyrocco.

South Carolina trio Heyrocco will be releasing their debut LP, Teenage Movie

Diamond Youth

Diamond Youth Share “In The Clouds”

In anticipation of their debut full-length, Nothing Matters, Baltimore’s Diamond Youth have partnered with The A.V. Club to premiere a wispy pop-rock racer titled “In The Clouds.” Check it out after the break, and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

This May, the four-piece will kick off a month-long North American run with the help of Superheaven and Rozwell Kid. If you’re interested in attending, a full list of dates can additionally be found below.

Nothing Matters hits shelves on May 19 through Topshelf Records. Pre-orders are ongoing.…

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Stream: Tyler, The Creator, Kanye West, & Lil Wayne – “Smuckers”

Just as Tyler, The Creator‘s Cherry Bomb arrives on iTunes, a stream of one of the record’s most anticipated tracks has found its way online.

“Smuckers” is a collaborative effort that no one could have imagined happening five years ago. Over the course of five and a half minutes Tyler swaps bars with Kanye West and Lil Wayne. Each pretty much stays in their own line, and they probably didn’t actually complete the song in the same room, but still – it’s pretty cool. To make matters even better, it’s a far more enjoyable song than “…

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Native Construct Will Blow Your Mind “Come Hell Or High Water”

Do you like The Dear Hunter? The Human Abstract? How about Opeth? Well if you answered “yes” to any or all of those artists, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find yourself loving the works of Boston’s Native Construct. Their newest album, Quiet World, is nigh, and their newest single serves as an ideal jumping off point for new listeners.

“Come Hell Or High Water” is insane in the best ways. It’s quirky and creative, heavy and orchestral, engrossing and intricate, epic and progressive – the list of positive descriptors goes on. The song is a hell of …

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FEMME’s “S.O.S” is a Huge Pop Jam With a Colorful Video

Since late 2013, we’ve talked about FEMME quite a bit. The London-based pop songstress keeps delivering hit after hit, and even though we’re admittedly a little late to the game on this one, it’s really never too late to share good music.

“S.O.S” is Laura Bettinson’s newest single, and much like her previous works, it boasts a big, anthemic production with ’80s influence and hooks that are catchy as all get out. It’s got attitude and FEMME exudes her usual confidence with her Bullet Girls at her side in the single’s new video.

“S.O.S” will be officially released on May …

Torres

Watch a Video for Torres’ Intense New Single “Sprinter”

Singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott is a deadly powerhouse. She may seem sweet onstage as Torres, shuffling her shoes with witty banter, but once she grabs her guitar and tilts her head back to sing, she becomes a force to be reckoned with. Her sophomore album, Sprinter, drops May 4 via Partisan Records. In anticipation of its release, she’s shared the album’s title track with a brand new video.

On “Sprinter,” Torres uses a country-infused riff to snap through a dark, cavernous memory of her past. Scott talks about bursting through disillusionment, danger, and confusion to find a heartfelt return …

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Tyler The Creator Announces ‘Cherry Bomb,’ Shares New Songs

‘Tis the season for surprise album releases.

Following Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Earl Sweatshirt, Odd Future mastermind Tyler, The Creator has become the latest member of the hip-hop community to reveal plans for a surprise album release. Tyler’s third studio album, Cherry Bomb, will be released worldwide on April 14. Pre-orders are available now on iTunes, and each order comes with an instant download of two new tracks. Both songs, “Deathcamp” and “Fucking Young,” can be streamed in full at the end of this post.

In addition to revealing these plans and sharing song streams, Tyler …

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Will Amnesia Beach Be Your Next Obsession?

We receive hundreds of new music submissions every week at UTG, and of those only a select few ever make it to the front page. Even less appear more than once, which is probably as much our fault as theirs (communication is a two-way street), but every so often a musician or group comes along that we know right away will soon be a front page regular. This week that musician is Amnesia Beach, and I think you too will soon fall victim to their unique take on the singer-songwriter genre.

Hailing from California, Amnesia Beach boasts a complex …

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WATCH: Twenty One Pilots – “Tear In My Heart”

In anticipation of their forthcoming album, Blurryface, Columbus, Ohio’s Twenty One Pilots have unveiled a new music video for their latest single, “Tear In My Heart.” Check it out below.

“Tear In My Heart” is the second track to surface off the outfit’s highly anticipated new record, following the release of “Fairly Local” back in March. If you’re a fan of one or both songs, be sure to pick up a pre-order when they go live next Thursday (April 14).

This fall, the duo is set to embark on a hefty world tour alongside Echo Smith—hit …

Passion Pit

Passion Pit Share “Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)”

Passion Pit have joined forces with NPR.org to debut a new track off their forthcoming album, Kindred.

A bombastic, synth-heavy dance party, “Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)” is the third glimpse we’ve received of the Cambridge trio’s newest record, which will hit shelves nationwide on April 21 through Columbia Records.

If you’d like to catch the group’s latest single live, they’ll be on the road for almost the entire month of May. A full list of dates can be viewed at the bottom of this post.

Kindred will act as a follow-up to 2012’s Gossamer, which peaked at …

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The Story So Far Stream New Single, “Solo”

Over the weekend, The Story So Far stopped by BBC Radio 1 to debut another new track off their upcoming self-titled album, due out May 19 via Pure Noise Records.

Titled “Solo,” the outfit’s latest offering harkens back to their earlier undertakings without sacrificing the abrasive riffage found on 2013’s What You Don’t See. While it doesn’t go down quite as easy as the previously released “Nerve,” it’s still a jam-and-a-half, boasting some of Parker Cannon’s most acidic lyrics to date. Stream it below, and let us know if you’re a fan in the replies.

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Jamie xx Announces Debut Album ‘In Colour,’ Shares “Loud Places”

If you couldn’t stop playing Jamie xx‘s single “Girl” last year, get excited. The xx member and electronic musician has announced his debut album, In Colour, drops June 2 via Young Turks and features collaborations with The xx’s Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, Young Thug, Popcaan, and Four Tet. Pre-orders are ongoing here. In anticipation of the 11-track release, he’s shared a new single and music video titled “Loud Places.”

Previous singles “Girl” and “Sleep Sound” will be joined on the album by “Loud Places,” a soaring yet mellow number featuring vocals from The …